This project is a grass roots, community sponsored event. We cannot provide this wonderful event each year without the support of our community, both individual and business sponsorships. All sponsorships are used to cover the operating costs of the rink, while providing the opportunity for children in the area to enjoy the family fun and excitement of ice skating. While we have worked hard this year to lower our operating costs dramatically, this is still a large undertaking. Having a budget near $300,000 to operate this seasonal rink, we really need the support of our great community of Atwater and it's surrounding areas to continue this new tradition. Regardless of the size of donation, they are ALL appreciated and will be put to careful use. Please consider adding this event to the list you and/or your business support each year.
Jason Hoogenhous - President, Old Town Atwater
Old Town Atwater is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization based out of the downtown historical district in the Heart of Atwater, CA. We carry a sole mission - To inspire positive change through Revitalization Projects & Community Events within the Downtown district of Atwater. From the preservation of our unique local history, to forming new community-centered opportunities, only possible through the hard work & dedication by the men, women & families of this association who are just like YOU!
Our active reach stretches as far as (but not limited to) the Atwater city boundaries. From clean-up projects to developing new local interests, come see just how we continue to enhance the community experience together!
Throughout the City of Atwater, as in many other localities, there are a number of areas unfortunately left to poor maintenance and neglect. We do not anticipate overwhelming funding for revitalization & cleaning efforts, as we should not. it becomes our responsibility see this happens by our hands as we develop long-term solutions for repurposing and maintenance. Everything starts here.
Through this association, members discuss and develop action plans with strategies for the Downtown area and beyond. This includes planning, then conducting Events, Fundraisers, Revitalizations and more for the months & years that lie ahead. We continue to work closely with local businesses & Atwater City Officials to lay out our current endeavors with how they can align with the City's larger plans.
Although Old Town Atwater holds a heavy focus on preserving the history of our town, we continue to look forward into the future as well; securing opportunities, resources & experiences for the next generation. What we do now will become History. We feel it is very important, the things we leave behind; like a planted seed, to the present, idle & inert. but to the future, Fruitful.
Interested in becoming a vital force of the downtown community while representing your city? Through monthly Member Meetings, Events & Ambitions Activities; Old Town Atwater and its Members bring change to the City of Atwater from the heart of downtown.
Now, surpassing a century in the making, the City of Atwater continues to embrace its small-own atmosphere, with a broad and diverse community like no other, remaining amongst the best cities to live within California, since its inception in 1922.
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While residing in downtown Atwater, Old Town Atwater is focused on the success of our whole community. having a membership of individuals and businesses, dedicated to our community, preserving the history of our past, and improving the opportunities for future generations.
Although Atwater was officially recognized as a Town in the year 1888, it wasn’t until nearly 35 years later in 1922, finally established as The City of Atwater and electing its first Mayor, George Bloss.
As we set our sights to the future, we have an abundance to be thankful for from a city that continues to grow together. Old Town Atwater is proud to be a part of this journey alongside you.
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Old Town Atwater is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization based out of the Downtown Historical district of Atwater, California. We focus on Revitalization & Projects, Community Events, to benefit all residents of the city of Atwater. We provide support to not only our downtown businesses but the ever-expanding Atwater community.
We look forward to seeing you this November 17th and you can return to this web page for future updates as we near the season!
We are currently located at the old Atwater Chamber of Commerce building. If you would like to contact us by mail, you can reach us at: PO BOX 734 Atwater, CA 95301
We currently have nearly 100 dedicated members. As operations expand, so will the needed member roles and positions. We have multiple Volunteer Assistance positions available for many of our Event & Community Clean-ups, where you can learn more and sign up here. Please continue to check back with us if you have applied previously.